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you may have been watching exclusive coverage here on abc news of diane sawyer's interview with amanda knox. >> this morning we hear from knox about her darkest hours locked away inside an italian jail where she thought she would spend more than two dozen years. >> reporter: for more than four years, amanda knox's parents will shuttle 6,000 miles back and forth from seattle. curt knox and etta, divorced years ago, now united in their mission. her mother a math specialist in a local school measures her life in trips to perugia. >> as a mom will you leave your child in a foreign country with
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nobody to visit her. she doesn't have anybody else. somebody needed to be there to visit her. >> reporter: in the 15th century courtroom with its crucifix and frescos amanda knox watching her parents who fight their way in the press to be in the courtroom with her. also watching another family certain amanda knox is involved in the death of their child, meredith. did you look at her family? >> i looked for them. i hadn't been prepared for the idea that they -- that they might consider me the murderer of their daughter. >> reporter: amanda knox's family rents an apartment outside perugia. living for the days they visit in prison. twice a week for one hour. >> i saw them 1% of the time. and yet they were always there. they were there 100% of the time. >> reporter: and now we are
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hearing what her parents didn't see during their visits. did you think about suicide? >> i did. >> reporter: she writes she considered cutting her wrists in the shower or swallowing bleach. >> there are plenty of ways you could kill yourself. and people did. and i imagined doing them all. >> reporter: she had panic attack, begin to lose her hair. after the lights were out she says, a prison official would sometimes call her into an empty office to talk. >> reporter: just talk? >> just talk. but he would talk to me about sex. he asked me what kind of sex i liked to have. and what kinds of people i like to have sex with. and if i would like to have sex with him. >> you didn't get up and walk out? >> i didn't know i could or if i could. i was in a room. locked in a room with a prison official.
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>> reporter: she had been in prison, 1,427 days when the appeals court judge issued a scathing criticism of the first trial. citing dubious reliability of key witnesses, nonexistence of the evidence, and a motive she said they couldn't prove. >> i spent a long time in prison. i had to be in prison for something that i did not do. >> reporter: amanda knox is sobbing. acquitted she will go free. while outside italians outraged at her freedom shout "shame, shame." >> that acquittal overturned. and still not over. >> who knows when it will be. >> who knows if she will ever go back. >> we don't know about that one either. still to come, strong coffee and critters? >> inside a cafe in tokyo where you can visit with some unusual animals. you are watching "world news now." you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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♪ if i could talk to the animals ♪ if you want to talk to an animal here in the united states we have zoos. where we go to talk to our animals. in japan it is animal cafes all the rage. >> japan with these kind of stories. cat cafes. dog cafes. bunny cafes. visitors can sip their coffee and cuddle with critters. now akiko fujita tells us some cafes tar from cuddly to curious. >> reporter: here at the cafe, hawkeyed creatures greet customers. eager for a unique view with
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meals and deserts. from a tiny barn owl. to jade the harris hawk. there is no shortage of feathers ruffled here. the cafe is run by the master falconer who dabbled in hawking for more than 40 years. he tells me falconry has been a part of japanese culture for centuries. shogun or military dictators, hunted with falcons in the neighborhood. the bird are a new spectacle in a crowded market. fierce and exotic are so popular. customers line up outside for a mere snapshot. thanks to japan's lax animal regulations they can get a lot closer than that. across town, this brazilian rainbow boa, land turtles and lizards are the preferred creatures. >> wow. very smooth. >> reporter: a snake's smooth touch may not be my sort of thing. but the reptile cafe draws steady a crowds on weekends. especially young women. there is even a collection of
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magazines to read up on your favorite species. cats are nothing unique, this woman says. reptiles we can only see at the zoo. the opportunity to get up close and personal is irresistible. especially since tiny japanese apartments traditionally don't allow for pets. the cafes double as the pet stores. customers can take their favorites home. but it isn't helping people to flock to buy. these animals live a very long life. and require a lot of commitment, he says. more reason for people to enjoy them in the cafe. akiko fujita, abc news, tokyo. >> 100 of these places. >> question here is, who goes to the things right? adults in 20s and 30s. >> there you go. >> like john. >> don't want the responsibility of having pets at home. also who've don't hatch kids. that is not john.
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i could sit in this all day. [ laughs ] febreze keeps your car fresh. breathe happy. >> welcome to "the mix," everyone. we are excited about this one the you might have heard of the craze, baby mugging. >> talked about it yesterday. >> baby mugging is a simple concept. take a mug. put it in front. your child maybe on the floor, standing up. take your camera. take a picture. there you have a baby inside of a mug. a couple of looks. these are random babies. really adorable. we got inspired here. and this next one coming up is. >> big baby. >> alexa. john's little baby. looks adorable. >> took it before i came to work.
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best i could do. >> she helped you. >> she said dad, you are doing it all wrong. she came to the rescue. >> here is my inspiration also. there is mr. devon. >> 6 months old. >> 7 months ole. >> styling, profiling with the hat. rolled up sleeves. >> that's how he rolls. >> looks like a big boy. >> he is a big one. insists wearing the hat everywhere. i'm just kidding. he takes it off the second i am not looking. baby mugging. want to get baby mugging. put this on twitter, facebook. anywhere. started by mommyshorts. and her facebook fan page. instagram. #babeinthemug. >> let's talk about men. do you like a man with stubble? >> women with stubble. >> apparently men are more attractive with hair. >> i can't speak.
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let me get going. new study. researchers did a 351 women, 177 heterosexual males. >> not so sure about. >> basically the bottom line was men with a heavy stubble, kidded the most virile, sexy, healthy. according to people researched. didn't like the full beard or light stubble. women like heavy stubble. >> that hurt? >> didn't hurt. not so bad. do you agree. like a man with heavy stubble? >> heavy stubble. all of this, no, not so much. just me. what do i know? moving on to meteorologist who couldn't stop hiccupping. watch this. >> west side. annex. i have the hiccups. when we have heavy weather. excuse me. here is the big, excuse me. big picture. and developing as well. right around 5:30, 6:00. excuse me. >> so, john. >> that -- >> if you have ever had the hiccups. >> lost my voice. never had the hiccups.
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this morning on "world news now" -- outside influence. federal agents uncover details about two brothers accused in the boston bombing. were they connected to extremists overseas? >> custody controversy, a 5 month old boy stuck in the middle of a dispute over hospital care. his parents concerns and the state of california. what the parents are now saying about their boys' welfare. cycles collide. captured on cell phone video. yowsa. crash involving a motorcycle and bicycle sharing a notorious stretch of road. you'll see what happened. celebrity advice. nba's jason collins and his much publicized coming out. he turned to a high profile entertainer who had been in the same situation. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this wednesday, may 1st.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good morning, everybody. we begin this half-hour with burial plans for bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev. >> an uncle says the family will soon claim tsarnaev's body from the medical examiner in boston. the uncle had bitterly denounced the tsarnaev brothers after the bombings. abc's tahman bradley is covering the investigation. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: john, diana. good morning. sources say the fbi is investigating whether friends or relatives of the suspects helped dispose of evidence in the days after the bombing. this as we learn that the older brother had ties to overseas militants. the fbi investigation of the boston marathon bombing is expanding. people briefed on the case tell abc almost a dozen individuals are now considered to be persons of interest. agents seen leaving the home of catherine russell, the widow of tamerlan tsarnaev carrying evidence bags.
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the fbi obtained samples of her dna. russell's attorneys insist she did not know about the bomb plot. "entertainment tonight" uncovered this video of tsarnaev boxing. officials tell abc news they want to know if he made contact with this man while in russia last year. a russian canadian and boxer joined a militant insurgency and was killed in a raid by russian authorities. tamerlan left dagestan after his death. what u.s. security officials knew about his radicalization prior to the bombing continues to be discussed. president obama -- >> it is not as if the fbi did nothing. they not only investigated the older brother they interviewed the older brother.
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>> reporter: the surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev stopped cooperating with authorities days ago. he sits isolated in a tiny cell getting a taste of what a lifetime in federal prison would feel like. >> he has no interaction with other inmates. it is not plush. it is nothing. >> reporter: the intelligence community will conduct a review about how it handled information passed along by the russians about the older brother. >> new developments in a high profile legal case. prosecutors found traces of ricin in the former martial arts studio owned by the suspect in the case. james everett dutschke has been charged with sending poison laced letters to president obama, a senator, and a judge. he denies the charges. the fbi says he bought caster beans on the internet. ricin made from the beans. plenty of evidence in this case apparently. >> pretty interesting. fbi says traces of ricin were discovered on four items found at the studio, including a liquid removed from a drain, a filter containing items vacuumed from the studio floor, just a bunch of things.
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>> the first person questioned has an ongoing feud with this guy. >> coming around. learning the details slowly. apparently elvis impersonator and dutschke had something going on. that is up in the air. a marriage major turning poe case against george zimmerman, former neighborhood watch volunteer will not seek immunity under the florida "stand your ground" law. a report on the legal decision from sanford, florida. >> that is my concern -- >> reporter: in every way he knows how, defense attorney mark o'meara desperately tried to stop deborah nelson from quizzing his client. >> outside the presence of the state and media. >> reporter: the matter at hand, does george zimmerman fully understand and waive his right to a stand your ground hearing before his trial? the state wanted his response on the record and despite o'meara's objection, prosecutors got their wish, george zimmerman raised
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his right hand and went under oath to answer a dozen yes or no questions. >> is it your decision not to have a pretrial immunity hearing? >> reporter: after a couple break and strategy sessions, it became official. >> after consultation -- >> reporter: zimmerman waived his right for a pretrial immunity hearing where a judge could have dropped the charges if she felt stand your ground defense applies. o'meara explained the reasoning -- >> the reality is we have made a tactical decision how to handle this case. george wants this case before a jury of his peers. >> the decision does not change the overall strategy at the defense table. they still claim zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot unarmed trayvon martin in self defense. the most talked about trial since casey anthony is now less than six weeks away. >> reporting from sanford florida. once the trial begins his attorneys may ask for a stand your ground hearing. a jury would have the final say, not just a single judge. zimmerman by the way has gained 110 pound since that shooting. it was an a emotional day for michael jackson's mother
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leaving los angeles courtroom in tears against the wrongful death suit against aeg. a paramedic testified when he arrived at jackson's home the day he died the singer looked like someone who was at the end stage of a very long disease. the los angeles detective told jurors that dr. conrad murray may have been motivated by money. a week away from a special congressional election in south carolina, and republican candidate mark sanford find himself pictured on a controversial billboard. an ad for a website that arranges extra marital affairs. sanford's face featured, he had an affair with a woman in argentina who he is engaged with. he is not commenting on the billboard. the race for john kerry's senate seat is set in massachusetts. former democratic congressman ed markey facing political newcomer gabriel gomez. markey is the top fund raiser and has kerry's backing. kerry gave up the seat when he became secretary of state. a california couple has been
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reunited with their baby after losing custody following a hospital visit. this all started when anna and alex nikolayev took their 5-month-old son, to a hospital with flu-like symptoms. against medical advice, they took him to another hospital for a second opinion. the next day, child protective services took sammy away, citing severe neglect. the judge stepped in and gave the child back to his parents. >> we can hold him in our arms. we don't have to be scary anymore. >> the parents say the second hospital cleared their son to go home. they say they feel violated he had been taken away. a memphis police officer trying to stop a driver for not wearing a seatbelt ended up with his own traffic ticket. here's why. when he tried to make a quick turn he lost control, hit the utility guide wire, which forced his car up the power pole. the officer was not hurt but cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle and striking a fixed object.
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oh, boy. oh, boy. there is this from l.a. watch the motorcycle here. here it comes. plow right into a couple cyclists. ouch and ouch. the slow motion version makes it look much worse. it happened on mulholland drive. we are told the guy who was struck first spent some time in a hospital. but he has been discharged. miraculously didn't suffer broken bones but did come away with what cyclists call road rash. >> road rash. nice way of saying i don't know, torn up skin. >> here comes the second one. >> thank goodness he landed, head didn't hit. had the helmet on. >> both wearing helmets. >> motorcyclist, wearing a helmet. >> believe he was. >> scott? maybe, maybe not? >> doesn't everybody in the united states have to wear helmet. >> i do not think so. >> state-by-state. >> in connecticut, your decision. there he goes. >> you want to have a helmet on
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for sure. check it out. watch. thank god he had the helmet on. >> everybody okay in this picture. let's take a look at the werlth. might be easier to look at. may 1st, everybody. winterlike storms, slam denver to minneapolis. 3 to 5 inches in some spots. can you believe that. heavy rain along the gulf coast. strong wind, golf ball sized hail around dallas, oklahoma city and kansas city. >> thinking abut you guys. east and west coast temperatures will be springy. mostly 60s and 70s. only in the 30s, around denver. that's 30 degrees below normal. if you can believe it. ouchy. now you may not realize it, but today is a huge day for an endangered animal in texas. at animal is this -- alligator snapping turtle. found in houston. ow, painful if she gets ahold of you. >> when she was found, she had a couple fish hooks in her mouth and throat. she has been receiving care at
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the wildlife center. >> yowser. today is going away day. going to be released into the national wildlife refuge in a couple hours. alligator snapping turtles are endangered in several states protected by law. >> getting bit by that thing could not be fun. could you imagine? >> no. coming up. he has been there and done that already. the celebrity who offered advice on coming out. to nba's jason collins. >> your chance to own glamorous valuables that belonged to the rich and infamous. confiscated stuff we are talking about and how you can buy it. you are watching "world news now." ♪ the glamorous ♪ the glamorous >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lunesta. é)'gñégp÷ñ
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last night here on abc, you may have seen diane sawyer's interview with amanda knox. >> knox has written a book "waiting to be heard" released this week and details her time in prison, her legal challenge and how her life has changed. >> reporter: amanda knox is once again walking freely after being locked away in an italian prison for four years. >> the first thing that made me realize i was home, getting off the airplane, was the smell. >> reporter: her mother etta watched her cry while writing her book "waiting to be heard." >> to have her put down in writing, you know, how painful,
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sad, lonely, is awful. >> reporter: the latest blow. >> a stunning reversal. >> a new trial for amanda knox. >> reporter: which happened two weeks before this interview. the italian supreme court overturning the acquittal that set her free. her case now back on trial again. >> i felt like after crawling through a field of barbed wire and finally reaching what i thought was the end it just turned out that it was the horizon. >> reporter: and there is that family, for whom this story will never be over. meredith kercher's father says everyone always talks about amanda instead of celebrating the beautiful girl they lost. >> i would like to end with the kercher family. >> i can only imagine having lost my daughter and the pain that they're going through is -- unimaginable. >> reporter: her parents say someday they would look to meet with the kerchers.
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but for now do not want to add to their grief. and she says, someday, hoping. >> that's eventually -- that's eventually i can have their permission to pay my respects at her grave. >> still not over yet. italy's highest court said they overturned the acquittal and they want her back in italy. >> whether or not she will ever go back. nobody knows yet. who did nba star jason collins turn to for advice on coming out. who got booted off "dancing with the stars" and why? we'll go behind the scenes and the scoop next in "the skinny." >> annou
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>> the couple with the lowest combined total of judges' scores and viewer votes and therefore leaving right now is -- andy and sharna. >> here's "the skinny," starting off with "dancing with the stars," andy dick. >> a good run. it was a good run. >> i think so. andy dick had -- you know what? he was wonderfully gracious. he tried his very hardest. every time he was on the dance floor winning hearts left and right. definitely not a winner of the hard to master steps to be sure. so, andy is gone. kellie pickler and derek hough who had immunity anyway, still killed it.
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one of the best of the evening. knew they were safe. not going to be eliminated. they're always wonderful. going back to andy dick, because he is so wonderfully funny. apparently on his way out, he said every week i am thinking how is this happening and why am i still here. let's take a listen. >> i'm sorry. >> any way. andy is gone. >> seeing the move. >> kellie is in. moving on. "dancing with the stars." >> he did well. jason collins, the nba center who came out this week. the first athlete in a major u.s. sport to come out and say he's gay. he asked for advice. and 'n sync's lance bass, before he came out, he called him up. said what did you do? lance bass said he wished he came out on his own terms. a magazine article back in 2006. sort of had his hand forced.
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he did say, told collins that he should sit down with groups like gladd to get information on how to handle coming out to the public. what he recommended. reach out to support groups. he said when he came out, he thought it was going to be a terrible thing for his career. he got support, and really made, made coming out much easier than he expected it to be. >> truly for jason, it's been the exact same response. he has gotten overwhelming support. a little push back. experts don't think it is going to affect his career. >> why should it? >> everybody is an athlete. >> good for them. i like that is happening. experts say more of them might be coming out as well. just a matter of time. >> yep. >> moving on to kim kardashian, kanye west in the news. good news. kim is pregnant. very much so. about to have this little baby. apparently they are asking friends and fans and family to hold off on sending them any baby gifts.
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and instead send it to the -- i hope i get this right, lurie children's hospital in chicago near where west grew up. basically they say they have enough instead send it to people who are in need. this is according to tmz. no telling where they're going to have the baby. starting to sound it may happen at this hospital. >> this one backfired on me. i picked this story and you were supposed to read it. the order got switched. i have to read it. gwyneth paltrow was on "chelsea lately." she had a dinner date with chelsea handler and another friend recently. the friend apparently a different friend talked about problems with the husband. and the advice is pretty shocking. take a look. >> one of our friends was like, i got in a big fight with my husband. went home, wanted to scream and yell. you were like whatever you are doing, do the opposite.
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if you feel angry, go at him with love and you give him a [ bleep ]. >> what if my mother sees this show? >> she didn't deny it. just a little embarrassed. i think a lot of men, saying, yep, good advice. >> i hope everybody can lip-read. that was pretty good advice. ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] used mops can grow bacteria. swiffer wetjet starts with a clean pad every time, and its antibacterial cleaner kills bacteria mops can spread around. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. ♪ lovely lady i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options.
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♪ the glamorous ♪ the glamorous >> crime does pay maybe just a little while anyway. we have seen all the spoils thieves get caught with when forced to give up mansions for the other cell in the big house. >> abc's pierre thomas shows us what happens to their ill-gotten riches. >> reporter: the beautiful quarter horse, one of more than
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300 for sale. but this is not your typical auction. the u.s. marshal. the horses were owned by this corrupt city bookkeeper. rita cronwell, typical of the lifestyles of the rich and infamous. at any given moment u.s. marshals are managing $4 billion in assets from the nation's worst convicted criminals. proceed go to pay victims and fund police. check out the car auction. some of the nation's biggest criminals have great taste like the crook that owned this classic 1963, split-window corvette. valued at $75,000. love this car. as for the other alleged criminals, i am not sure. this its the hub mobile. a drug dealer spent $175,000 turning the car into a monster. power hood. power trunk. tv's everywhere. >> you know it is all about the
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money. >> reporter: not just classic cars, yachts, $2 million rv, extravagant jewelry, even a diamond-studded spongebob. here is the secret hangar where the government stores confiscated airplanes. >> comfortably seat eight. have tvs throughout. small monitors. nice wet bar. >> reporter: lifestyles of the rich and infamous. pierre thomas, abc news, fort worth, texas. >> see anything you like? >> all of it. i want to know, where can i go to the auctions? how much will it cost to get the million dollar yachts? >> diamond studded spongebob. >> absolutely. out of everything, the diamond. pearls, horses, the car, only thing i want is the diamond studded spongebob. can't say it. >> got to love the bookkeeper. if you are going to steal, might as well steal big. $50 million. can you believe it? >> why not wasn't satisfied with $1 million. allegedly. $50 million. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm diana perez. >> i'm john muller. here are the top headlines we are following this morning on "world news now." >> relatives of the dead boston marathon bombing suspect will claim his body now that his wife agreed to release it. tamerlan tsarnaev's body has been at medical examiner's since his death. president obama said until there is proof that syria used chemical weapons he will not consider military action. during his news conference yesterday, the president said he will push to close guantanamo bay. investigators in mississippi found traces of ricin in items that suspect james everett dutschke threw into a dumpster fbi agents all say he bought caster beans from which ricin is derived. a ride on l.a.'s famous mulholland drive went all wrong.
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ouch. when a motorcyclist plows straight into a couple bicyclists. no one was seriously injured. thankfully. those are just some of our top stories on this wednesday, may 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> man that video of the bike/motorcycle if ever you needed. >> reminder to wear your helmet. that's the one. absolutely. >> we begin with the new housing boom driven by a tight supply of homes. >> prices are soaring up nearly 9.5%. the biggest jump in seven years. as abc's rebecca jarvis reports buyers are flooding the market. >> right now it is a very competitive market. >> reporter: two weeks into the hunt for their first home in san diego and the robinsons can see it won't be easy. >> just the few homes we have looked at so far they have sold
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within a few days of us viewing them. >> reporter: home prices are up. especially in hot markets like phoenix, las vegas, los angeles, san francisco, atlanta, and dallas. the problem, a nationwide housing shortage. there are lots of buyers, 25% more this year than last. but the number of homes for sale is actually down. and sellers are holding on. >> most homes that come on the market are selling within three to five days. however they're just waiting for as many offers as they can. then taking their time reviewing it. >> reporter: some are taking drastic measures. bidding wars are common. >> a hot property. >> so are personal letters appealing to sellers. there are even lotteries like this one. buyers line up. throw their names in a hat and hope for the best. >> the sellers are being romanced. it is not a matter of negotiating in this market, a matter of pretty, pretty, pretty please, what can i do to win your property? >> reporter: we polled our panel
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of housing experts is this the beginning of a healthy boom or a bubble? the consensus, prices will keep climbing this year. no fears of a bubble, not yet. >> i would buy a house right now, if i were starting out, again. and wanted a home. >> reporter: schiller and others caution to beware of the frenzy in the hot markets where bidding wars are breaking out. the robinsons like many others may need to lower their expectations if they want to buy this year. >> i think we are going to end up looking at a lot more houses and just trying not to get too attached to any of them since there is a really good chance some one else's offer is going to be accepted. >> reporter: to give you a sense this is happening all over the country. this house behind me wasn't on the market when it sold. the broker said business is booming. he has done 12 years in two months. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> as we mention today is may 1st, may day, traditionally marked by demonstrations protests and public rallies. police in los angeles expecting
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30,000 people together today in support of reforming the nation's immigration laws. that issue will be the focus of marches in several cities as well. >> hundreds turned out for a vigil last night across the street from a michigan gas station where jessica herringa was last seen alive. the 25-year-old mother vanished friday night. vigil organizers insist this was not a memorial or a wake. >> whatever you can do, share it, put the information out there, talk about it. it is, it makes a huge difference. just to talk to one person and one day. >> it gives me a lot of comfort. to know how many people are trying to find her. >> police released this sketch of a man wanted in connection with her disappearance. there is surveillance video of a silver or gray chrysler minivan driving north away from the gas station. consumer alert about ground turkey. tests done on 27 brands showed most of it is tainted. "consumer reports" tested 257 samples of ground turkey.
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90% contained e.coli, staph, salmonella. or other forms of infection causing germs. some bacteria strains were resistant to antibiotics. cook the turkey until is no longer pink or choose natural or organic brands. the maker of monster energy drinks is suing city of san francisco, being unfairly singled out for the amount of caffeine in its products. monster stands by the safety of its drinks. we are learning much more this morning about just how much caffeine is added to some snack foods that you would never even expect might be high voltage. as abc's david kerley reports in some cases those amounts are unprecedented. ♪ double your fun >> reporter: they promise to double your pleasure. now wrigley wants to give you've a kick of caffeine. alert, a new chewing gum. one piece equal to half cup of
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coffee. just the latest food product with added caffeine. a bag of crackerjack treats, equal a cup of coffee. jellybean sport beans, half cup. bioofuel's popcorn, caffeine infused. why are the companies doing it? >> the food industry is always searching around for unoccupied niches. they add caffeine to a snack food. they advertise it keeps you alert. >> reporter: used to be our morning coffee, tea or cola that gave me the pick me up buzz. the success of energy drinks is spreading sprinkling of caffeine. >> it is the total lack of controls by some safety agency that is really of concern. >> reporter: the food and drug administration is jumping in saying it is only approved added caffeine for cola and that was in the 1950s. adding it is worried children and adolescents may be exposed to caffeine, so it is taking a fresh look at these new sources of caffeine. experts we talked to say children should have as little
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caffeine as possible. >> if it is too easy for them to get and to eat then they can over consume it. that can result in heart palpitations. >> food makers say the products are marketed to adults. some of the foods appear to be candy and could be enticing to youngsters. the government says if it need to take action it will. david kerley, abc news, washington. girls as young as 15 can now buy the morning after pill without a prescription. it will be available on drugstore shelves no longer locked behind pharmacy counters. the fda lowered the age to buy the plan b-one step, emergency contraception from 17 years old. there was a court order requiring the pill be made available to women of all ages, but the fda decision fell short of that. >> the department of justice can decide to appeal this independently of whatever the fda decides. it could get an appeal. >> that's right. the question a lot of people are asking here.
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we get it. you can go. get it. how often can you get it? is there going to be a system in place that tells the pharmacist or person that sold this, this person bought one two days ago. a week ago. how often can you take it before it makes you sick. essentially a pill that the child that you would have conceived no longer will exist once you take this pill. >> interesting. >> how safe could it possibly be if you take it more than you should? >> lot of questions about how it will be sold. product code. the cashiers know to ask for id. if you are 15 for now. >> there is, worries about theft. proper age being shown. i think the bigger question is safety of the person buying it. when you are 15, you don't know what you are get into. in a situation where you need the morning after pill. >> to be continued. ground breaking feat of science and surgery.
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a toddler born without a windpipe received an artificial trachea made from stem cells. hannah warren of south korea, she spent her life in an neo-natal intensive care unit unable to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own. after the successful nine hour surgery in peoria, illinois, hannah got her first lollipop. >> what a beautiful story. >> amazing. >> yes, it is. >> great photo. a big, big smile. what a cutie pie. >> my goodness a bout time for her and her parents. what a sweetie. >> ooer. a look at your weather for today. despite what your calendar says it will look like winter from denver, northeast almost to minns. expect 3 to 5 inches of snow. heavy rain along the gulf coast. that d ityt d >> ideal spring in 60s, 70s, east and west coasts. in the 30s in the snow zone. full 30 degrees below normal. an example of making an
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everyday activity extremely, we mean extremely difficult. the reason why this one is our "favorite story of the day." >> this takes us to belfast, northern ireland. where a poor, poor woman had a really hard time parallel parking. her really small car. >> going in too steep. >> the space looks big enough to fit into, obviously. nevertheless. it took her a half-hour. >> who is driving, man? woman. >> keep rolling. operated by a woman by the way. offered to park the car. she said no. >> now she is not going to roll it for you. >> 1.7 million times. 1.7 million times on youtube. >> yikes. all been there. john, i saw you trying to park today. >> every now and then. not quite that bad. coming up, toys for both boys and girls. our toy insider's mom latest advice for parents. the teenage daughter of kim basinger and alec baldwin. fighting criticism. her response as she follows her mother's glamorous footsteps. >> no mystery meat on this menu
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leaving the busiest areas of your carpets, truly fresh and clean. the resolve easy clean system. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean. a public elementary school in new york city may be the first in the nation to serve a meatless menu. >> lunch there looks pretty good. we get more from wabc's art mcfarland. >> reporter: the all vegetarian lunch menu made history. >> it makes me nutritious. i am going to tell my family which makes me be more nutritious. >> the rollout of the menu at ps 224 establishes the school's own
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identity for healthier school lunches. >> we were watching what the students were eating on a regular basis. in our vision of having a healthier school and bring in healthy school foods it was a natural match. >> reporter: they call the menu, fiesta time, quesadilla, roasted potatoes, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cheese sandwiches, fresh fruit, and assorted milk. >> this menu at the school is the vanguard of one of the options we want to offer kids. >> reporter: everybody that likes this food, raise your hand? >> it is very healthy. it makes your body strong. >> reporter: what about the perception that kids need more protein? >> actually, most people in this country get two to three time more than they need. plant based proteins are actually very healthy. they have no cholesterol and they're low in total fat and saturated fat and high in fiber.
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>> reporter: as for the idea that other city schools could go vegetarian. >> the vegetarian diet here or other type of menu options we have in our schools, it all involves healthy eating. >> art mcfarland, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> doesn't look like the kids were hard to convince. >> seem convinced. >> 400 kids preschool to third grade. >> it looks good. especially -- hey look at you. you are the lunch lady. >> our graphics department has got a vendetta. >> we did not have lunch ladies like that at the boys high school. >> hey, i will be somebo
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jtsdz fr. welcome back. changes coming to popular toys to make them gender neutral. changes driven by parents, teachers and one big sister who
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hopes boys will get to play with boys usually marketed to girls. our toy insider mom, lori is here with the latest. how are you? >> good. how are you? >> always a pleasure. >> so much fun. talk with gender and toys. >> the toy that started it all. the revolution. >> a 13-year-old girl. her brother who was younger want to play. so she got, you know she wanted to make it so it is for girls and boys. >> why shouldn't an oven be for boys. enough chefs out there. >> exactly. hasbro came through, you will see, sleek, black and silver version of the easy bake. you will get this color and make the fabulous treats. >> looks more realistic. instead of gender neutral. it looks professional. cool. >> changes in the construction world. great for development of kids.
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it reinforces skills like logic and, and gross, fine motor skills, language skills. when we start with our youngest kids playing it is gender neutral. boys and girls love the themes. >> my daughter had those. i remember. >> safari train, first builders. mega blocks. barbie set. >> when i was a kid and had legos they were for dudes. >> yes. usually the boys the construction sets for older kids. now a new trend. we have beautiful sets like the barbie set. girls build. but we still have great lego sets. a new super hero set coming out. so, this is the battle of smallville. superman. >> would have enjoyed that one. the truck. machine guns on it. sweet. >> archery something targeted for the boys. >> kind of a boy thing. but. >> we have seen kat ness from "hunger games" and "brave." and girls are interested in archery and cross bow skills.
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we have the huntress. love these. pull them back. pull them back. made just for these. >> ready, one, two, three. >> that's awesome. >> they are awesome. a lot of fun. >> i can see mom going "you are not playing this in the house." there is power there. >> a lot of toys in the toy box for girls and boys. you remember your first stuffed animal, teddy bear. word original softest plush. really, really cute. >> wow it is nice. >> boys and girls love them. >> everyone knows minnie and mickey. >> mickey signs my paycheck. we work for disney, remember. i know mickey very well. >> and we are getting a sneak peek. celebrating their anniversary. >> i didn't. i do now. >> i will scoot over here. puzzles. so many great things from games. you learn to take turns. you learn patience.
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you learn how to follow rules. >> these are classics. >> classic games. >> twister. >> kid, adult, boy, girl. >> monopoly. operation. all good ones. >> then of course you have fabulous new games. this is monster university. who is in my closet? deduction and reasoning. by pushing the button you are guessing which way to go. >> cute. good. >> puzzles. >> little ones. fisher price. song and sound puzzle. >> every christmas i get my daughter a puzzle. >> an excuse to play together. >> 1,000 piece puzzle. stick it on the table, take forever to put together. >> last. real quick. >> arts and crafts for kids. arts are great. doodle art. crayons. markers. and, good for boys and girls. get those creative juices going. >> for boys and girls. the key. >> that's the key. thank you again. toy insider mom, lori. and there is detailed information on wnnfans.com about all the toys you saw here.
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on the wings of lunesta. ♪ the teenage daughter of alec baldwin and kim basinger is standing tall in the face of hurtful, unjustified criticism. >> the aspiring model, the target of an anonymous hater, and abc's amy robach, a lot of as there, tells us she is
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fighting back. >> reporter: two months ago, 17-year-old ireland baldwin made a splash with her modeling landing a high-profile gig in "the new york post" after signing with mega modeling agency img. >> i can't walk in heels as the it is. the 6'2", blond beauty and daughter of actress kim basinger and alec baldwin is following in her mother's footsteps. >> my modeling career has just begun. >> reporter: but baldwin's career move has not come without hurtful words online. posting a lengthy message on her page. firing back at her critics, write, i understand i am not a size .008. what i don't fully understand what is the good in commenting
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on the photo of a 17-year-old girl and calling her fat, ugly, et cetera. is that helping you in some way? i'm confused? the teenager is no stranger to nasty messages. it was only five years ago that her father, left that infamous voice mail calling her a "thoughtless little pig." something she now says she doesn't want to forever be known as. >> the moment that you get down on yourself, people are going to feed off that energy and, you know they're going to run with it. in her online post she goes on to defend her a-lister father saying that he has made some mistakes in the past, but that he has moved on, asking, so why can't you? >> i think she definitely wants to be heard. she wants her own voice. she wants her own identity. i think this is someone who is really trying to find their own way. >> that was abc's amy robach, obviously. her tumblr post is long and she says a lot of different things including why are you attacking me? and goes on to say i am not my parents. my mom is petite 5'9", i'm 6'2", i have a butt. >> i don't get all the haters. i love it when people defend the person, making bad comments, they say stop. >> good. i like that too. >> more americans choose abc
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this morning on "world news now" -- terror connections. disturbing details about suspected boston bomber, tamerlan tsarnaev. the latest links to extremist as some one claims the dead suspect's body. crisis management. the president confronts tough questions but military action in syria and political battles on capitol hill how he is making his mark during his second term. amanda knox's darkest days the humiliation she faced in italian prison and the hardship her parents went through during her legal fight. >> because i was tired of them having to sacrifice everything for me. >> how a former murder suspect is trying to move on after spending so much time in a public eye. it's wednesday, may 1st.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good morning. we begin with new developments in the boston bombing. an uncle says the family will soon claim the body of tamerlan tsarnaev from the medical examiner's office. the uncle bitterly denounced the tsarnaev brothers on national television after the bombing. >> abc news learned that investigators believe they pinpointed a sea bed of extremism. here is abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: u.s. authorities now believe a turning point for tamerlan tsarnaev came last year in the russian republic of dagestan at this mosque known to be a gathering spot for extremists. russian security services told their american counterparts the boston resident was seen meeting and leaving from the mosque with a known chechen terror recru
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recruiter, killed in a standoff with authorities while tsarnaev was in dagestan. the chechen insurgency is part of a group that used terror to impose islamic law and values across portions of russia. a u.s. official confirmed to abc news that tsarnaev, a failed boxer in boston, exchanged electronic messages with a failed boxer in canada, the one in red, who moved to dagestan and became part of the chechen terror group. he was killed by russian authorities in july of last year. tsarnaev left the country two days later for boston. russian authorities asked the fbi to investigate tsarnaev two years ago but did not provide specific new details until after the marathon attack. president obama said he has asked for a full intelligence review of what happened. but defended the performance of
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american law enforcement. >> based on what i have seen so far, the fbi performed its duties. homeland security did what it was supposed to be doing. but this is hard stuff. >> counterterror officials tell abc news federal agents are now investigating whether friends or relatives of the two brothers may have helped dispose of evidence after the bombing. either unknowingly or knowingly. brian ross, abc news, new york. as the investigation grinds on we are hearing more from survivors of that bombing. and some of the 260 people wounded do remain hospitalized. one of them is 35-year-old jared clowery. he jumped over a guardrail and into the street as the second bomb went off. he suffered burns and shrapnel wounds. >> i remember feeling engulfed thrown into the street. like the movies, the sound got take any way. >> his burns were substantial,
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but what created a surgical urgency and diabolness of his injuries was the shrapnel. he had a lot of foreign body, bbs, plastic, et cetera, that hit him. >> in fact doctors counted nearly 40 metallic objects including ball bearings and nails. three of his friends lost limbs in that blast more than two weeks ago. one more note you may remember the front page of "the new york post" in the days following the attacks, splashy headline. bag men. feds seek these two pictured at the boston marathon. the father of one of the young men hired an attorney. he is considering suing "new york post." he said his son is suffering trauma after appearing in that photo. fresh off his comedic performance at the white house correspondents' dinner. president obama met with reporters to discuss serious questions. he tackled domestic and foreigner use beginning with sear yeah. here is abc's jonathan carl. >> reporter: president obama had
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a clear message for the american people there will be no rush to american action in syria. for one thing the evidence is incomplete. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria. but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them on. >> reporter: the president is 100 days into his second term and faced a string of defeats in congress. >> do you still have the juice to get the rest of your agenda through the congress. >> put it that way. maybe i should pack up and go home. golly. mark twain said rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated. >> the problem he said is congress. >> jonathan, you seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities and my job is to somehow get them to behave.
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that's their job. >> reporter: after the press conference a senior white house official told me the real source of the president's juice is the american people and on the big issues like immigration and guns and even the budget, that the public favors what the president is trying to do and that that ultimately will force congress to act. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house. another issue the president addressed is a detention facility at guantanamo bay. president obama insists it needs to be shut down. calling on congress to lift restrictions. president expressed concern about dozens of terror suspects held there engaged in a hunger strike. saying he doesn't want any of them to die. they have found traces of ricin in a former martial arts studio run by the suspect in the case. found in a dust mask, discarded by james everett dutschke. accused of sending letters to president obama, a senator and a judge. he denies it. california woman is accused of spiking juices at starbuck's with deadly dose of rubbing alcohol.
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she is a trained chemist and now facing attempted murder charges. a barista at starbuck's, called police after she spotted the suspect swapping bottles of orange juice in the store. she spoke to our station, but didn't want to show her face. >> i seen a lady pull out two drinks, two juices, place them on our counter. and then i went over to our counter to check if they had been opened or unsealed. they were unsealed and warm. >> the suspect quickly left the store. workers got her license plate number. police tracked her down at her home. they say no one drank any tainted juice. girls as young as 15 can now buy the morning after pill without prescription and available on drugstore shelves, no longer locked behind pharmacy counters. the fda lowered the age to buy the plan b one step contraceptive from 17. it falls short of the order requiring the pill to be made available to women of all ages.
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new scientific tests done on ground turkey reveal almost all of it was tainted. consumer reports tested 250 samples of ground turkey. 90% contained e.coli, staph, salmonella, or infections, some strains were resistant to antibiotics. scientists now urge thoroughly cooking ground turkey a until it is no longer pink to avoid getting sick. >> this makes me sick. i am among millions of americans who use turkey instead of ground beef. because we think it is better for you. >> turkey sausage. the other day it was in the supermarket, turkey bacon, same kind of thing. i love the real stuff, but i'll save a few calories. >> why not. the best way to do it. now hearing it can be make you sick in other dangerous ways. not good. other side, the turkey industry calling it misleading. they haven't explained why though. >> if you cook it thoroughly like the report said. cook it so it is not pink. imagine everything is killed
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then. >> there is a recommendation to use all natural, antibiotic-free and organic brand if you want to be safe. or cook it all the way through. >> there you go. >> now we have the doubts in our minds. >> i don't think i'll get turkey any time soon. >> chicken sausage. chicken bacon. do they make such a thing? >> going to go through the roof. >> soy, whatever it is. >> we are not done talking turkey yet. unfortunately. our next story takes us to oregon. >> 60 wild turkeys having a grand old-time. in the small town of jefferson too many are causing a nuisance. >> so the state gave permission to kill three males this week. those who want the turkeys gone, say the bird tend to disperse when older males are removed. the residents say they shouldn't have been killed they're part of nature and weren't harmful to anyone. i tend to agree with that. >> let the turkeys be. >> yes. i understand maybe they're a nuisance. but, there is a whole big turkey
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industry that need turkeys the ones they have been giving us are infected with antibiotics. >> i guarantee you the wild ones don't have any issues. >> i will take one. better watch what i say. >> the rule. kill the turkey. got to eat the turkey. coming up, what women think about men who don't shave. >> really. getting up, close, personal with exotic animals in a cafe. you can do this where you can mingle with the rarest, wildest creatures around. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by airwick national park scents. owr has a subtle, yet invigorating scent, and can take 10 years to bloom. so at air wick, we waited. crafted by our expert perfumers for your home. air wick cactus flower and warm breeze
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you may have been watching exclusive coverage here on abc news of diane sawyer's interview with amanda knox. >> this morning we hear from knox about her darkest hours locked away inside an italian jail where she thought she would spend more than two dozen years. >> reporter: for more than four years, amanda knox's parents will shuttle 6,000 miles back and forth from seattle. curt knox and etta, divorced years ago, now united in their mission. her mother a math specialist in a local school measures her life in trips to perugia. >> as a mom will you leave your innocent child in a foreign
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country with nobody to visit her there. she doesn't have anybody else. somebody needed to be there to visit her. >> reporter: in the 15th century courtroom with its crucifix and frescos amanda knox watching her parents who fight their way through the press to be in the courtroom with her. also watching another family certain amanda knox is involved in the death of their child, meredith. did you look at her family? >> i looked for them. i hadn't been prepared for the idea that they might consider me the murder of their daughter. >> reporter: amanda knox's family rents an apartment outside perugia. living for the days they visit in prison. twice a week for one hour. >> i saw them 1% of the time. and yet they were always there. they were there 100% of the
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time. >> reporter: and now we are hearing what her parents didn't see during their visits. did you think about suicide? >> i did. >> reporter: she writes she considered cutting her wrists in the shower or swallowing bleach. >> there are plenty of ways you could kill yourself. and people did. and i imagined doing them all. >> reporter: she had panic attacks, began to lose her hair. after the lights were out she says, a prison official would sometimes call her into an empty office to talk. >> reporter: just talk? >> just talk. but he would talk to me about sex. he asked me what kind of sex i liked to have. and what kinds of people i like to have sex with. and if i would like to have sex with him. >> you didn't get up and walk out? >> i didn't know i could or if i could. i was in a room. locked in a room with a prison official. >> reporter: she had been in
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prison, 1,427 days when the appeals court judge issued a scathing criticism of the first trial. citing dubious reliability of key witnesses, nonexistence of the evidence, and a motive she said they couldn't prove. >> i spent a long time in prison. i had to grow up in prison for something i did not do. >> reporter: amanda knox is sobbing. acquitted she will go free. while outside italians outraged at her freedom shout "shame, shame." >> that acquittal overturned. and still not over. >> who knows when it will be. >> who knows if she will ever go back. >> we don't know about that one either. still to come, strong coffee and critters? >> inside a cafe in tokyo where you can visit with some unusual animals. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from
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♪ if i could talk to the s ♪ if i could talk to the animals ♪ if you want to talk to an animal here in the united states we have zoos. where we go to talk to our animals. in japan it is animal cafes all the rage. >> japan with these kind of stories. cat cafes. dog cafes. bunny cafes. visitors can sip their coffee and cuddle with critters. now akiko fujita tells us some cafes tar from cuddly to curious. >> reporter: here at the cafe, hawkeyed creatures greet customers. eager for a unique view with meals and deserts. from a tiny barn owl. to jade the harris hawk. there is no shortage of feathers ruffled here. the cafe is run by the master falconer who dabbled in hawking
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for more than 40 years. he tells me falconry has been a part of japanese culture for centuries. shogun or military dictators, hunted with falcons in the neighborhood. the birds are the newest spectacle in a crowded market. fierce and exotic are so popular. customers line up outside for a mere snapshot. thanks to japan's lax animal regulations they can get a lot closer than that. across town, this brazilian rainbow boa, land turtles and lizards are the preferred creatures. >> wow. very smooth. >> reporter: a snake's smooth touch may not be my sort of thing. but the reptile cafe draws steady crowds on weekends, especially young women. there is even a collection of
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magazines to read up on your favorite species. cats are nothing unique, this woman says. reptiles we can only see at the zoo. the opportunity to get up close and personal is irresistible. especially since tiny japanese apartments traditionally don't allow for pets. the cafes double as the pet stores. customers can take their favorites home. but it isn't helping people to flock to buy. these animals live a very long life. and require a lot of commitment, he says. more reason for people to enjoy them in the cafe. akiko fujita, abc news, tokyo. >> 100 of these places. >> question here is, who goes to the things right? adults in 20s and 30s. >> there you go. >> like john. >> don't want the responsibility of having pets at home. also who don't have kids. that is not john. that is john.
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i could sit in this all day. [ laughs ] febreze keeps your car fresh. breathe happy. >> welcome to "the mix," >> welcome to "the mix," everyone. we are excited about this one the you might have heard of the craze, baby mugging. >> talked about it yesterday. >> baby mugging is a simple concept. take a mug. put it in front. your child maybe on the floor, standing up. take your camera. take a picture. there you have a baby inside of a mug. a couple of looks. these are random babies. really adorable. we got inspired here. and this next one coming up is. >> big baby. >> alexa. john's little baby. looks adorable. >> took it before i came to work. best i could do. >> she helped you. >> she said dad, you are doing
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it all wrong. she came to the rescue. >> here is my inspiration also. there is mr. devon. >> 6 months old. >> 7 months old. >> styling, profiling with the hat. rolled up sleeves. >> that's how he rolls. >> looks like a big boy. >> he is a big one. insists wearing the hat everywhere. i'm just kidding. he takes it off the second i am not looking. baby mugging. want to get baby mugging. put this on twitter, facebook. anywhere. started by mommyshorts. and her facebook fan page. instagram. #babeinthemug. >> let's talk about men. do you like a man with stubble? >> women with stubble. >> apparently men are more attractive with hair. >> i can't speak. let me get going. new study.
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researchers did a 351 women, 177 heterosexual males. >> not so sure about. >> basically the bottom line was men with a heavy stubble considered the most, sexy, healthy. according to people researched. didn't like the full beard or light stubble. women like heavy stubble. >> that hurt? >> didn't hurt. not so bad. do you agree. like a man with heavy stubble? >> heavy stubble. all of this, no, not so much. just me. what do i know? moving on to meteorologist who couldn't stop hiccupping. watch this. >> west side. annex. i have the hiccups. this would happen when we have heavy weather. here is the big, excuse me. big picture. we all had hiccups before, right? and developing as well. right around 5:30, 6:00. excuse me. >> so, john. >> that -- >> if you have ever had the
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this morning on "world news now" -- outside influence. federal agents uncover details about two brothers accused in the boston bombing. were they connected to extremists overseas? custody controversy. a 5-month-old boy stuck in the middle of a dispute over hospital care. his parents concerns and the state of california. what the parents are now saying about their boys' welfare. cycles collide. captured on cell phone video. yowsa. crash involving a motorcycle and bicycle sharing a notorious stretch of road. you'll see what happened. celebrity advice. nba's jason collins and his much publicized coming out. he turned to a high profile entertainer who had been in the same situation. that's coming up in "the skinny"
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on this wednesday, may 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good morning, everybody. we begin this half-hour with burial plans for bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev. >> an uncle says the family will soon claim tsarnaev's body from the medical examiner in boston. the uncle had bitterly denounced the tsarnaev brothers after the bombings. abc's tahman bradley is covering the investigation. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: john, diana. good morning. sources say the fbi is investigating whether friends or relatives of the suspects helped dispose of evidence in the days after the bombing. this as we learn that the older brother had ties to overseas militants. the fbi investigation of the boston marathon bombing is expanding. people briefed on the case tell abc almost a dozen individuals are now considered to be persons of interest. agents seen leaving the home of catherine russell, the widow of tamerlan tsarnaev carrying
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evidence bags. the fbi obtained samples of her dna. russell's attorneys insist she did not know about the bomb plot. "entertainment tonight" uncovered this video of tsarnaev boxing. officials tell abc news they want to know if he made contact with this man while in russia last year. a russian canadian and boxer joined a militant insurgency and was killed in a raid by russian authorities. tamerlan left dagestan after his death. what u.s. security officials knew about his radicalization prior to the bombing continues to be discussed. >> it is not as if the fbi did nothing. they not only investigated the older brother they interviewed the older brother. >> reporter: the surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev stopped cooperating with authorities days ago. he sits isolated in a tiny cell getting a taste of what a lifetime in federal prison would feel like.
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>> he has no interaction with other inmates. it is not plush. it is nothing. >> reporter: the intelligence community will conduct a review about how it handled information passed along by the russians about the older brother. diana and john. >> new developments in a high profile legal case. prosecutors found traces of ricin in the former martial arts studio owned by the suspect in the case. james everett dutschke has been charged with sending poison laced letters to president obama, a senator, and a judge. he denies the charges. the fbi says he bought caster beans on the internet. ricin made from the beans. plenty of evidence in this case apparently. >> pretty interesting. fbi says traces of ricin were discovered on four items found at the studio, including a liquid removed from a drain, a filter containing items vacuumed
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from the studio floor, just a bunch of things. >> the first person questioned has an ongoing feud with this guy. >> coming around. learning the details slowly. apparently elvis impersonator and dutschke had something going on. one of them tried to frame the other one. that is still up in the air. a major turning point in the case against george zimmerman, former neighborhood watch volunteer will not seek immunity under the florida "stand your ground" law. a report on the legal decision from sanford, florida. >> that is my concern -- >> reporter: in every way he knows how, defense attorney mark o'meara desperately tried to stop deborah nelson from quizzing his client. >> outside the presence of the state and media. >> reporter: the matter at hand, does george zimmerman fully understand and waive his right to a stand your ground hearing before his trial? the state wanted his response on the record and despite o'meara's objection, prosecutors got their wish, george zimmerman raised his right hand and went under oath to answer a dozen yes or no
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questions. >> is it your decision not to have a pretrial immunity hearing? >> reporter: after a couple breaks and strategy session, it became official. >> reporter: zimmerman waived his right for a pretrial immunity hearing where a judge could have dropped the charges if she felt stand your ground defense applies. o'meara explained the reasoning -- >> the reality is we have made a tactical decision how to handle this case. george wants this case before a jury of his peers. >> the decision does not change the overall strategy at the defense table. they still claim zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, shot unarmed trayvon martin in self defense. the most talked about trial since casey anthony is now less than six weeks away. >> reporting from sanford florida. once the trial begins his attorneys may ask for a stand your ground hearing. a jury would have the final say, not just a single judge. zimmerman by the way has gained
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110 pound since that shooting. it was an a emotional day for michael jackson's mother leaving los angeles courtroom in tears against the wrongful death suit against aeg. a paramedic testified when he arrived at jackson's home the day he died the singer looked like someone who was at the end stage of a very long disease. the los angeles detective told jurors that dr. conrad murray may have been motivated by money. a week away from a special congressional election in south carolina, and republican candidate mark sanford find himself pictured on a controversial billboard. an ad for a website that arranges extra marital affairs. sanford's face featured, he had an affair with a woman in argentina who he is engaged with. he is not commenting on the billboard. the race for john kerry's senate seat is set in massachusetts. former democratic congressman ed markey facing political newcomer gabriel gomez. markey is the top fund raiser and has kerry's backing. kerry gave up the seat when he became secretary of state.
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a california couple has been reunited with their baby after losing custody following a hospital visit. this all started when anna and alex nikolayev took their 5-month-old son, to a hospital with flu-like symptoms. against medical advice, they took him to another hospital for a second opinion. the next day, child protective services took sammy away, citing severe neglect. the judge stepped in and gave the child back to his parents. >> we can walk in when we want and hold him in our arm as. we don't have to be scary anymore. >> the parents say the second hospital cleared their son to go home. they say they feel violated he had been taken away. a memphis police officer trying to stop a driver for not wearing a seatbelt ended up with his own traffic ticket. here's why. when he tried to make a quick turn he lost control, hit the utility guide wire, which forced his car up the power pole.
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the officer was not hurt but cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle and striking a fixed object. oh, boy. oh, boy. there is this from l.a. watch the motorcycle here. here it comes. plow right into a couple cyclists. ouch and ouch. the slow motion version makes it look much worse. it happened on mulholland drive. we are told the guy who was struck first spent some time in a hospital. but he has been discharged. miraculously didn't suffer broken bones but did come away with what cyclists call road rash. >> road rash. nice way of saying i don't know, torn up skin. >> here comes the second one. >> thank goodness he landed the way he did. head didn't hit. had the helmet on. >> both wearing helmets. >> motorcyclist, wearing a helmet. >> believe he was. >> scott? maybe, maybe not? >> doesn't everybody in the united states have to wear helmet. >> i do not think so. >> state-by-state. >> in connecticut, your decision. there he goes. >> you want to have a helmet on for sure. check it out. watch.
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thank god he had the helmet on. >> everybody okay in this picture. let's take a look at the weather. might be easier to look at. may 1st, everybody. winterlike storms, slam denver to minneapolis. 3 to 5 inches in some spots. can you believe that. heavy rain along the gulf coast. strong wind, golf ball sized hail around dallas, oklahoma city and kansas city. >> thinking abut you guys. east and west coast temperatures will be springy. mostly 60s and 70s. only in the 30s, around denver. that's 30 degrees below normal. if you can believe it. ouchy. now you may not realize it, but today is a huge day for an endangered animal in texas. that animal is this alligator snapping turtle. found in houston. ow, painful if she gets ahold of you. >> when she was found, she had a couple fish hooks in her mouth and throat. the vet's removed those. she has been receiving care at
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the wildlife center. >> yowser. today is going away day. going to be released into the national wildlife refuge in a couple hours. alligator snapping turtles are endangered in several states protected by law. >> getting bit by that thing could not be fun. could you imagine? >> no. coming up, he has been there and done that already. the celebrity who offered advice on coming out. to nba's jason collins. >> your chance to own glamorous valuables that belonged to the rich and infamous. confiscated stuff we are talking about and how you can buy it. you are watching "world news now." ♪ the glamorous ♪ the glamorous >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lunesta. é)'gñégp÷ñ
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last night here on abc, you last night here on abc, you may have seen diane sawyer's interview with amanda knox. >> knox has written a book "waiting to be heard" released this week and details her time in prison, her legal challenge and how her life has changed. >> reporter: amanda knox is once again walking freely after being locked away in an italian prison for four years. >> the first thing that made me realize i was home, getting off the airplane, was the smell. >> reporter: her mother etta watched her cry while writing
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her book "waiting to be heard." >> to have her put down in writing, you know, how painful, sad, lonely, is awful. >> reporter: the latest blow. >> a stunning reversal. >> a new trial for amanda knox. >> reporter: which happened two weeks before this interview. the italian supreme court overturning the acquittal that set her free. her case now back on trial again. >> i felt like after crawling through a field of barbed wire and finally reaching what i thought was the end it just turned out that it was the horizon. >> reporter: and there is that family, for whom this story will never be over. meredith kercher's father says everyone always talks about amanda instead of celebrating the beautiful girl they lost. >> i would like to end with the kercher family. >> i can only imagine having lost my daughter and the pain that they're going through is -- unimaginable. >> reporter: her parents say someday they would look to meet with the kerchers. but for now do not want to add to their grief. and she says, someday, hoping. >> that eventually i could have
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their permission to pay my respects at her grave. >> still not over yet. italy's highest court said they overturned the acquittal and they want her back in italy. >> whether or not she will ever go back. nobody knows yet. who did nba star jason collins turn to for advice on coming out. who got booted off "dancing with the stars" and why? we'll go behind the scenes and the scoop next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after th
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>> the couple with the lowest combined total of judges' scores and viewer votes and therefore leaving right now is -- andy and sharna. >> here's "the skinny," starting off with "dancing with the stars," andy dick. >> a good run. it was a good run. >> i think so. andy dick had -- you know what? he was wonderfully gracious. he tried his very hardest. every time he was on the dance floor winning hearts left and right. definitely not a winner of the hard to master steps to be sure. so, andy is gone. kellie pickler and derek hough who had immunity anyway, still
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killed it. one of the best of the evening. knew they were safe. not going to be eliminated. they're always wonderful. going back to andy dick, because he is so wonderfully funny. apparently on his way out, he said every week i am thinking how is this happening and why am i still here. let's take a listen. >> i'm sorry. >> any way. andy is gone. >> seeing the move. >> kellie is in. the world moves on "dancing with the stars." >> he did well. jason collins, the nba center who came out this week. the first athlete in a major u.s. sport to come out and say he's gay. he asked for advice. and 'n sync's lance bass, before he came out, he called him up. said what did you do? lance bass said he wished he came out on his own terms. a magazine article back in 2006. sort of had his hand forced.
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he did say, told collins that he should sit down with groups like gladd to get information on how to handle coming out to the public. what he recommended. reach out to support groups. he said when he came out, he thought it was going to be a terrible thing for his career. he got support, and really made, made coming out much easier than he expected it to be. >> truly for jason, it's been the exact same response. he has gotten overwhelming support. a little push back. experts don't think it is going to affect his career. >> why should it? >> everybody is an athlete. >> good for them. i like that is happening. experts say more of them might be coming out as well. just a matter of time. >> yep. >> moving on to kim kardashian, kanye west in the news. good news. kim is pregnant. very much so. about to have this little baby. apparently they are asking friends and fans and family to hold off on sending them any baby gifts.
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and instead send it to the -- i hope i get this right, lurie children's hospital in chicago near where west grew up. basically they say they have enough instead send it to people who are in need. this is according to tmz. no telling where they're going to have the baby. starting to sound it may happen at this hospital. >> this one backfired on me. i picked this story and you were supposed to read it. the order got switched. i have to read it. gwyneth paltrow was on "chelsea lately." apparently, to set it up a little bit. she had a dinner date with chelsea handler and another friend recently. the friend apparently a different friend talked about problems with the husband. and the advice is pretty shocking. take a look. >> one of our friends was like, i got in a big fight with my husband. went home, wanted to scream and yell. you were like whatever you are doing, do the opposite. if you feel angry, go at him with love and you give him a [ bleep ].
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>> what if my mother sees this show? >> she didn't deny it. just a little embarrassed. i think a lot of men, saying, yep, good advice. >> i hope everybody can lip-read. that was pretty good advice. show? >> she didn't deny it. just a little embarrassed. i think a lot of men, saying, yep, good advice. >> i hope everybody can lip-read. that was pretty good advice. ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] used mops can grow bacteria. swiffer wetjet starts with a clean pad every time, and its antibacterial cleaner kills bacteria mops can spread around. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. ♪ lovely lady i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options.
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♪ the glamorous ♪ the glamorous >> crime does pay maybe just a little while anyway. we have seen all the spoils thieves get caught with when forced to give up mansions for the other cell in the big house. >> abc's pierre thomas shows us what happens to their ill-gotten
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riches. >> reporter: the beautiful quarter horse, one of more than 300 for sale. but this is not your typical auction. the u.s. marshal. the horses were owned by this corrupt city bookkeeper. rita cronwell, typical of the lifestyles of the rich and infamous. at any given moment u.s. marshals are managing $4 billion in assets from the nation's worst convicted criminals. proceed go to pay victims and fund police. check out the car auction. some of the nation's biggest criminals have great taste like the crook that owned this classic 1963, split-window corvette. valued at $75,000. love this car. as for the other alleged criminals, i am not sure. this its the hub mobile.
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a drug dealer spent $175,000 turning the car into a monster. power hood. power trunk. tvs everywhere. >> you know it is all about the money. >> reporter: not just classic cars, yachts, $2 million rv, extravagant jewelry, even a diamond-studded spongebob. here is the secret hangar where the government stores confiscated airplanes. >> comfortably seat eight. have tvs throughout. small monitors. nice wet bar. >> reporter: lifestyles of the rich and infamous. pierre thomas, abc news, fort worth, texas. >> see anything you like? >> all of it. i want to know, where can i go to the auctions? how much will it cost to get the million dollar yachts? >> diamond studded spongebob. >> absolutely. out of everything, the diamond. pearls, horses, the car, only thing i want is the diamond ptudob.
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this morning, did the boston bombers have help? >> investigators closing in on that answer and now focusing on a mosque in russia as a list of possible accomplices grows. >> plus this -- >> the doctor told me that i had tested positive for hiv. i was stunned. >> amanda knox tells her story with brand-new details of her six-year saga, prison, panic attacks and abuse by guards. collision course. the cringeworthy video taken on a popular mountain road in los angeles. we'll show you what happens next. an emotional night on the dance floor as a surprising fan favorite is sent home.

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